Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

4.5
#10 of 27 in Museums in Nashville
Featuring special sections dedicated to Native American cultures, colonial explorers, and European settlers, Tennessee State Museum offers history buffs of all ages an entertaining and educational insight into the state's colorful past. With more than 5,500 sq m (60,000 sq ft) of permanent exhibits, this is Nashville's largest museum, featuring a vast collection of uniforms, weapons, and flags from the Civil War. The museum also houses some of history's quirkier artifacts, like a hat Andrew Jackson wore for his presidential inauguration, Davy Crockett's powder horn, and a wine chest used by Mexican President Santa Ana. The museum store offers handmade crafts and jewelry, as well as Tennessee-themed magnets, posters, mugs, and caps. Work out when and for how long to visit Tennessee State Museum and other Nashville attractions using our handy Nashville online trip builder .
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  • There is so much information to learn. You could spend all day learning anything you wanted about Tennessee. My fiance and I had a blast. We highly recommend! Also, their ADA accessible is very nice!!...  more »
  • We found out after entering the building that there was no charge which I thought was nice. After we self toured the exhibits, I was amazed that there was no charge. This was one of the best historica...  more »
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  • A truly remarkable and fine museum -- and it is free! The Tennessee State Museum is open to the public at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The exhibits cover an amazing sweep of Tennessee history, from the prehistoric era to the present, with wonderful permanent exhibits and special temporary shows. The museum is family-friendly, and the gift shop is well-stocked with educational and artistic items. Free parking is available in a paved lot along Rosa Park Boulevard, between the newly remodeled Nashville Farmer's Market and the new Tennessee State Museum.
  • Very awesome place to take the kids. My daughter loved the kids room. Very cool artifacts lots of history to see. The videos were very informative. On top of all of it. ITS ALL FREE

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